Local is a broad term, one with varied definitions. It can mean buying honey from your neighbor’s beehives to buying something across the continent. By keeping your business in the same country, or even your neighborhood, studies have shown that more of that money returns back to the community, strengthening the economy and providing more local jobs. By buying local you are in turn supporting yourself. Another major benefit to purchasing local goods is the environmental impact. Local businesses tend to make more local purchases, which require less or little transportation costs. Being able to send items on a truck or even a bicycle means no international shipping, less oil and gasoline, reduced fumes, less pollution and faster turnaround time.
Read more in Knit Local available in bookstores and knitting shops nationwide!